Monday, July 27, 2009

Make It Work

I wanna make it work.

The catch phrase of Bravo TV's Project Runway star Tim Gunn, I was excited to meet the fashionisto (is that a word??) at BlogHer '09 and get a little nugget that would help me pull off a look and put my best foot forward.

Lisa of Whammy Juice, Tim, Monika of Such a Red Kat Blonde and KtG

My encounter with Tim would be my first opportunity to check in with a fashion expert/celebrity, share my physical insecurities and learn a trick or tip to make it all better.

Our 30 second chat would be the next best thing to him kissing my boo-boos, putting on a Band-Aid and sending me on my way.

On second thought, I don't really think he'd be down with kissing my boo-boos, and I don't know that I would be okay with that, either.


There we were, one-on-one, he signing a 8-by-10 glossy and me smiling and overly eager.

Here's how the conversation transpired:

Kate: Hi there, Tim. It's such a pleasure to meet you. I have a question for you - I'm a curvy lady, and I'm really searching for the right thing to make it work.

Tim: Well, I must tell you, I love curvy ladies (visualize with me: this was said in a dead pan flat expression that would have been perfectly punctuated with a finger snap.)

Kate: Well, I love that you love curvy ladies (ed. note: I know he doesn't really "love" curvy ladies. I'm guessing he doesn't even really love bears).

Tim: What you need to do is, well, you have a gorgeous face (said face begins blushing). You need to open it up here gesturing to the decolletage and play off that hour glass figure. Belts would be...

Kate: I should "cinch" it (thoughts of David Spade and Chris Farley a la Gap Girls enter my mind)...

Tim: Oh yes. And..

Kate: Maybe a wrap dress?

Tim: Absolutely. You should stick to wrap dresses. You could totally make it work.

Anxiously waiting for my one-on-one with Mr. Gunn

After our brief chat, I thanked the man, shook his hand and posed for a photo with some of my Cincinnati blogging gal pals.

It was one of my better brushes with fame. And at least this time I got some good advice.

Oh, snap.


Maura said...

What a great memory to take away from the conference! I didn't get to meet him, but I think he's fantastic. So glad you got that chance.

Also, sorry we never met up!

glass said...

So envious! I would love to meet Tim Gunn, but I'm thrilled you did!

On the topic of meeting folks, it was great to meet you on Fountain Square the other week. I still haven't sorted through the ton of photos I took that day. I'll let you know when and look forward to hanging out for more than a moment!

JD at I Do Things said...

Hey, there! I'm one of the women who stood right behind you in line (not pictured -- and WHY NOT?!)

It was a magical moment, wasn't it?